Who hasn't seen the famous Robin Hood movie with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery? And where was it filmed? Correct - in Carcassonne
27km from St. Antoine). And for good reason. There could hardly be a more well-preserved medieval city than the Cité de Carcassonne with its impressive fortifications. A visit to this city will be unforgettable - even if you are not a movie lover.
Closer to St. Antoine are some of the most interesting buildings in the Languedoc. In Rieux itself is the church of Notre Dame, an exceptional Romanesque heptagonal building with the world-famous sculptures of the "Maître de Cabastany". A few kilometers away, in Caunes-Minervois, you will find an exceptional monastery, also from the Romanesque period. Many of the Cathar castles can also be reached in day trips: Lastours, just a few kilometers from St. Antoine, or for example Quéribus, Montségur or Peyrepertuse, a little further away, in the border area between Languedoc and Roussillon.
Anyone who visits the Domaine St. Antoine cannot avoid the Canal du Midi. Only a few kilometers south of the Domaine, this waterway, built in the 17th century, which connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, invites you to linger. Watching the passing ships in a restaurant at one of the numerous locks or taking a walk along the banks of this world heritage site are unforgettable experiences.
The enchanting Mediterranean city of Narbonne with its numerous sights, such as the Gothic cathedral or the Roman Via Domitia, are also only about 40 minutes away from the estate. A trip to Narbonne can also be combined with a detour to the well-known Abbaye de Fontfroide. A visit to St. Antoine is not complete without a visit of the picturesque village of Minerve. It is breathtakingly situated in the southern foothills of the Montagne Noire high above deep gorges. Those looking for even more natural spectacles should not miss the caverns near St. Antoine, especially the "Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine". Culinary enthusiasts should not miss the recently opened "Musée de la Truffe" in Villeneuve. In this museum you can learn a lot of things you always wanted to know about the noble mushroom. If that's enough culture for you, you might want to plan a day at the Mediterranean Sea, for example at the beautiful beaches near Narbonne or simply at the swimming pool on St. Antoine.